Kayak Adventure in Siberia
The First Solo Circumnavigation of Lake Baikal
It turned out to be an intrepid voyage full surprises and ‘Russian improvisation’: encounters with the Russian mafia, unique nature, a host of hungry bears, storms, forest fires stretching for hundreds of kilometres, people who looked as if they were straight out of Once Upon a Time in the West and a chance meeting with a kayaking couple from America.
Despite the poor odds the Russians on the Baikal gave him of making it back in one piece, Detlev embarked on the 2,000-kilometre circumnavigation of the ‘Fountain of the Earth’, as Siberians call their sacred lake, solo in a kayak. On this for the most part solitary expedition ‘at water level’, he got closer to the soul of the lake and the people around it than anyone before him.
(The books of the Arctic Circle expedition Going Solo on the Baltic Sea, Eat or Die! and Japan’s Hinterland - A diary are also being translated into English and will be published this year, along with Namibia off the Road about Detlev’s time as the owner of a safari business in Africa.)
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